Theodore Roosevelt was one of our most treasured presidents. Abraham Lincoln fought to free the slaves and was assassinated because of it. Destroying these monuments is not a political statement, it is inexcusable anarchy and violence.
The destruction of historical monuments has not ceased, nor has ACRU efforts to protect them. In a new syndicated column, ACRU Policy Board Member Walter Williams notes, “a tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history” and shames the left by sarcastically suggesting a “Commission to Eliminate Bad Memories.” Please read this great commentary and visit our Protect Monuments website to join us in saving our national treasures.
My great-great grandfather was a hero of the Civil War--a soldier of the Ohio Cavalry who was wounded and captured. He almost died in the most notorious and horrific Confederate prisoner of war camp. As a child, each Memorial Day, I heard the stories about the War Between the States as my dad put flowers on his great granddad’s grave. The stories were not told with animosity. Just facts. But I developed my own prejudice against Southerners based on those facts.
"Cancel culture” is a double entendre of the dangerous kind. It is not just about canceling individuals or entities who offend leftist activists and their myopic group of minions; it is about fundamentally canceling America.
Thirty-three statues of Columbus. Nine of the Founding Fathers. Eight of Saint Junipero Serra. With the frequency of the ongoing iconoclasm, it can be hard to gain a scale of the problem.
ACRU created the Protect Monuments project to ... protect our monuments. And history. And national treasures. We are grateful to Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and Sam Graves for spearheading the Congressional effort to do the same. The legislation would block federal funds to local and state officials who stand by and watch violent mobs destroy our monuments.
Far-left rioters attacked law enforcement officials in Chicago on Friday night who rushed in to protect a statue of Christopher Columbus that the rioters were trying to destroy.
In this piece by The Heritage Foundation President and champion of liberty Kay James, she notes that violent mobs—permitted to riot by spineless politicians—are not just breaking stuff, they are trying to destroy the very core of our democracy and our freedoms. She pulls no punches in identifying the dangers of “mobocracy” and calls for officials to take action and citizens to step in to make sure they do.
In a podcast interview with The Daily Signal, Lori makes critical points about mob destruction of our national treasures, and calls citizen patriots to action through ACRU’s Protect Monuments project. She makes a unique observation about national and personal forgiveness for history's wrongs. Podcast and transcript available through link.